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2600 wilmington pike
Kettering, OH 45419
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User Reviews (8)

  • 1. Wonderul Second Chance for Pets

    by: MelissaE

    SICSA has been around almost as long as I have. We adopted 3 animals there when I was a kid. Now I volunteer and have 2 cats up for adoption through their foster program. They placed three of my foundling kittens last year. It is a wonderful organization, and I have met only good people there. Animals are treated well, the veterinary care is first-rate, and the animals are well-screened to be able to match the right animal to the right adopter. That is particularly important to me as a foster. I have poured my heart and soul into my foster cats, and I want them to find a home where they will be loved as much as I love them!


    Very knowledgeable about each individual animal


    They are usually full, so it can be hard to get cats into the facility.

  • 2. Great intentions

    by: masihkap

    The people who work there care about the animals, thats for sure. I volunteer there with the vet, who cares and does everything she can to help the animals that she is allowed to do. The problem is that there are not enough desk staff people to help with adoptions and they can be very, very rude. I understand they want the animals to find good homes, but their attitude as well as their pickiness over potential adopters is a huge turn off. Even full-time staff are cautious about referring their own friends to SICSA because of the rudeness. I've met plenty of people (and know people who have gone there) who did or didn't get a pet they wanted but refuse to ever go again and go through the process and the people. It's sad, but true.\n\nThe animals, like I said, are well cared for. Unlike some shelters, they have actual staff to clean kennels, not just volunteers. They get excellent veterinary care and SICSA has implemented a training program for both dogs and cats to increase their adoptability, which has definitely helped. The staff, even if a bit cautious, love animals and want to help every last one of them, but make the hard decisions over what is really best for that particular animal on a case by case basis. \n\nWhen you get down to it, the animal well being is the most important which is why I didn't dock more for poor people skills. It's up to the potential adopters to decide.


    People care about the animals, awesome vet


    Staff aren't exactly people persons

  • 3. Nice place

    by: AbbyScott

    This is a great organization over in the Dayton area working together with the other large shelters to promote the humane treatment of pets through education and rescue and adoption. I’ve been in attendance at their annual dog walk held each year in June. It’s great to see lots of the same faces from year to year, this is a great team. They do a great job of showing off their available dog’s personalities, you can tell they really know them and care about them deeply. I know them best for really educating the public on the importance of spay and neuters….the most valuable message we send out.


    shelter and staff



  • 4. For the love of animals

    by: pepsibloo

    They are all wonderful there and it is really all about the animals. You can tell they love what they do.




    No cons

  • 5. Great group

    by: beaglemutz

    This is a great group who gives an extra measure to help homeless dogs and cats in the Dayton area. They do spay/neuters as well. They have this great fundrasiing walk in the late spring/early summer and I love to go over. They have volunteers take many of the dogs over so that they might find a forever home at the event.


    great group, hardworking staff



  • 6. Been around a while

    by: peytonplace2001

    I met several folks from SICSA several years ago. Very nice people. They helped in pulling some dogs from our shelter when we were full. Their shelter is nice and clean and the folks are just wonderful.\n\nNice rescue group whom I have sent folks to when we don't have what they are looking for.


    nice folks


    not enough room

  • 7. Nice folks and shelter

    by: gpeyton2001

    Sicsa states for The Society for the Improvement of Conditions for Stray Animals. They are so dedicated to their work. They believe in educating the public and trying to make the world a better place for homeless animals.\n\nTheir adoption fee includes spay/neuter, vaccinations, worming with collar and leash. You get a pet that they try and perfectly match to your family and life style.\n\nSICSA is a hard working group of folks with a wonderful shelter to view the animals.




    can't think of any

  • 8. wonderful place

    by: tootooch

    wonderful place this is where i got my dog i don't feel to guilty not taking them all home because the place is nice and non kill shelter


    nice atomosphre


    i want to take all the animals home